Can Seasonal Employees Collect Unemployment Benefits?

5 clauses that should be in every landscaping contract

By Patrick McGuiness

“Will you look at my contracts and make sure they are good?” Our attorneys hear this frequently from contractors. So what does a good contract look like? First, every contract is different. What works for some industries may not work in others. That said, several basic items should be addressed in every landscape installation contract.…

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Changes to the Minnesota Retainage Law

By Aileen Conway

The proposed changes to Minnesota’s retainage law we had posted about previously were signed into law by Governor Dayton on May 19, 2016. Here are the basics about the changes to the law and what they mean for your business. Prompt Payment: The revised statute permits contractors and subcontractors to stop work on a project…

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Possible Reform to Minnesota’s Retainage Law

By Mai Yang

Many subcontractors and material suppliers have complaints about Minnesota’s current retainage law because it does not set a limit on how much of the contract price contractors are allowed to retain in building and construction contracts. Additionally, the law does not provide a time frame for when the retainage has to be paid to the…

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Can Seasonal Employees Collect Unemployment Benefits?

By Aileen Conway

The ebb and flow of Green Industry work often makes having seasonal employees a necessity. Now that the landscaping season has wound down, one thing you or your employees may be wondering is whether or not seasonal workers are permitted to collect unemployment benefits. Are seasonal workers be allowed to collect unemployment checks in their…

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